MiSec Jackson Meetup January 2015

It is official. The launch of MiSec Jackson on January 13th, 2015 at 7pm!

We will be kicking off the meeting with a quick intro into MiSec and then we will have MiSec Jackson’s first speaker.

Kyle Andrus will be speaking on Basic Windows Computer Forensics.

Basic Windows Computer Forensics – This talk will be targeted towards individuals interested in learning some of the basics of Windows Computer Forensics. We’ll cover some of the details that can be pulled out of the registry, disk, and memory of machine running Windows. The talk will also touch on some of the tricks used to identify malicious running processes. If you have ever been interested in computer forensics and how it may differ than CSI computer forensics then this talk is for you!

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015 from 7pm – 9pm
Spring Arbor University – Jackson (Downtown) site
13 W. Michigan Ave.
Suite 201
Jackson, MI 49201

If you have any questions about the meetup, email info@michsec.org or ping @mwjcomputing and @chaoticflaws on twitter.

MiSec Southfield Meetup December 2014

OWASP Detroit featuring Kevin Poniatowski. Kevin’s providing us two related talks for this quarter’s OWASP meeting.

Dispel the Illusion, Change the Behavior. Tired of repeating a pen test on a customer’s application and finding that they haven’t fixed any of the critical vulns that were found six months previously? Wondering why developers continue to churn out highly insecure code despite the daily news reports of data breaches? Frustrated with management’s lack of urgency when told about their insecure systems? Security isn’t just a technical problem, it’s also a psychological problem. Developers and management are often working within an illusion of safety which influences how they create their applications. Let’s talk about how to dispel the illusion of security and replace it with a reality that encourages everyone to behave much more cautiously within their work environment.

If My CI/CD Team has Time for Security, So Does Yours. Software development is speeding up; Waterfall to Agile to Continuous Integration to Continuous Deployment. Do we still have time for security? I say “Heck Ya!”

Thursday, December 11th, 7 pm to 9 pm
First Center Building
26911 Northwestern Highway
Southfield, Michigan 48033

A sneak peak at what is to come:

  • January 13th Jackson: Inaugural meeting!
  • January 15th Royal Oak: Ron Ulko on Recon with Elastic Search
  • February Royal Oak: Owen Creger on Incident Management
  • March Royal Oak: OWASP Detroit

Important: We are returning to our roots, going back to the future, and having deja vu all over again. That’s right. Beginning in January, our #misec Southfield meet-ups will be hosted at Liberty Center One. Again. Stay tuned as we expect to do one more venue change in 2015.

Thursday, January 15th
Liberty Center One
4815 Delemere Ave
Royal Oak, MI 48073

Capture the Flag – RuCTFe 2014

We’re happy to announce the official date for #misec RuCTFE 2014 – those who are interested should plan on spending December 20th, 2014 with their fellow #misec teammates!

This year, to answer your feedback on what you would like to see out of the game, we have broken the signup into two groups:

  • Folks who want to participate on the #misec team to learn and practice new skills while competing in the game
  • Folks who want to participate on the #misec team to use their existing knowledge and skills to compete in the game

Those who are interested should grab a ticket at one of the links below:

#misec RuCTFE 2014 – In it to learn it (and win it)!
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/misec-ructfe-2014-in-it-to-learn-it-and-win-it-tickets-14070612581

#misec RuCTFE 2014 – In it to win it!
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/misec-ructfe-2014-in-it-to-win-it-tickets-14070632641

We’ll be arranging the first round of organizer calls, as well as putting out our request for leadership/mentoring volunteers in the coming weeks!

Hope to see you there!

— ZenM0de and J3remy

MiSec Meetup November 2014

Ramie Phillips III is presenting on Heartbleed.

Heartbleed is the nickname of a security bug found in OpenSSL in April 2014. See an analysis of the actual source code that caused the bug and view a demonstration on how to find and exploit it. Investigate the business and technical issues that allowed this to happen and be so widespread. Finally, we will discuss what we can learn from this bug.

Ramie possesses many industry certifications and has over 20 years experience in computing systems, programming, and business. He got his start working at a help desk and quickly moved to server and network engineering. During a few year stretch as an instructor, he trained hundreds of systems engineers. Ramie has engineered, installed, and secured network systems in financial, military, healthcare, and manufacturing businesses. He has developed commercial security software for the medical and military industries. Ramie has owned multiple successful businesses and controlled multi-million dollar budgets. Among his many endeavors, Ramie is currently serving as a Senior Security Architect for a Fortune Top 10 Company and working on securing the systems of the future.

Thursday, November 13th, 7-9 pm

First Center Building
26911 Northwestern Highway
Southfield, MI 48033

A sneak peak at what is to come:

  • December: OWASP Detroit with Kevin Poniatowski

MiSec Meetup October 2014

John Carr is presenting on “Using risk to get a seat at the table.”

Thursday, October 9th, 7-9 pm

First Center Building
26911 Northwestern Highway
Southfield, MI 48033

A sneak peak at what is to come:

  • November: Ramie Phillips III on Heartbleed
  • December: OWASP Detroit with Kevin Poniatowski

MiSec Meetup September 2014

We will be hosting a panel on professional development, management, and infosec leadership at September’s #misec. The panelists will be Joel Cardella, Steven Fox, and Wolfgang Goerlich. Steven Legg will moderate and also share his insights.

Thursday, September 11th, 7-9 pm

First Center Building
26911 Northwestern Highway
Southfield, MI 48033

A sneak peak at what is to come:

  • October: John Carr on risk management
  • November: Ramie Phillips III on Heartbleed
  • December: OWASP Detroit with Kevin Poniatowski

MiSec Meetup August 2014

For August’s meetup,Steven Legg (@zenm0de) will be presenting “Thinking Outside the Bunker: Security as a Practice, Not a Target”.

Very often people think of security as a target – a static check box that needs to be achieved once and is only validated through auditing and compliance. Amidst gunfire and dead zerglings, we will utilize a framework to plot the (recurring) course of action and learn to stay on top of our security in practice. Don’t worry, there will be no shortage of marine-filled examples and creative liberties used to examine what this concept means to you, your team, and your business.

Thursday, August 14th, 7-9 pm

First Center Building
26911 Northwestern Highway
Southfield, MI 48033

MiSec Conferences July 2014

The second Thursday of the month, in July, is day one of our new Converge conference. Join us at Cobo for the two day event, followed by BSides Detroit on Thursday.

Converge Detroit – Thursday and Friday, July 10-11
http://convergeconference.org/

BSides Detroit – Saturday, July 12
http://www.securitybsides.com/w/page/77418080/BSidesDetroit14

 

 

 

 

 

MiSec Meetup May 2014

We have two guest speakers for May’s meet-up. Jimmy Vo (@jimmyvo) will be presenting on “How To Win Friends and Influence Hackers”. Afterwards, Nick Jacob (@MortiousPrime) will opine on information security, piracy, video gaming, sea shanties, and raising snakes. Don’t miss.

Thursday, May 8th, 7-9 pm

First Center Building
26911 Northwestern Highway
Southfield, MI 48033

MiSec Meetup April 2014

Our guest speaker “Bob” will be giving a talk on OSINT, and protecting one’s privacy in the age of ubiquitous communication.

Thursday, April 10th, 7-9 pm

First Center Building
26911 Northwestern Highway
Southfield, MI 48033

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